Assalamo Alaikum to All my brothers and sisters.
I have read some articles on the web regarding the celebration of the Eid-e-Milad and unfortunately came across some who because of the lack of the proper knowledge has given wrong statements and conclusions. I request to all that write on the web only if you have proper knowledge because its sawabe jariya (lasting for ever) and also its gunahe jariya if you put wrong information and others who believe in whatever they got from your article. So please write only after having knowledge in detail. SO now we go ahead with the mauju (subject) what is the celebration and is it allowed in Islam and what about the Eid-e-Milad celebration.
Celebration in Islam:
Almighty Allah says in the Quran:
قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّـهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ
(Sura-e-Yunus, Ayat :58, Parah :11)
فرما دیجئے: (یہ سب کچھ) اللہ کے فضل اور اس کی رحمت کے باعث ہے (جو بعثتِ محمدی صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے ذریعے تم پر ہوا ہے) پس مسلمانوں کو چاہئے کہ اس پر خوشیاں منائیں، یہ اس (سارے مال و دولت) سے کہیں بہتر ہے جسے وہ جمع کرتے ہی
Farma dijiye (Ye sab kuchh) Allah ke fazl or uski rahemat ke ba is he pas musalmano ko chahiye ke us par khushiyan manaen, ye us (sare maal wa daulat) se kahin bahetar he jise voh jama karte hai.
From the above Ayat its very clear that Allah wants us to celebrate whatever we are given by him. So what is the most valuable thing we recieved from Allah? Definitely its Imaan and Quraan and we got this because of our beloved Prophet Rasulullah sallallaho alai he wasallam.
Here I want to quote one hadees regarding eid.
Sunna te Rasul hai ayyam manana:
In the kitabussom, sahih bukhari babe yaume ashura me (bab -6), sahih muslim, jame tirmizi
Ek yahudi ne Hazrat Faruqe azam se puchha ke apke quraan me ek ayat esi he jo agar hamari taurat me utarti to hum us din ko yaume eid ki tarah manate. tum to nahi manate.
Apne punchha woh konsi ayat he. Yahudi ne kaha takmile deen ki ayat – “Alyauma almalto…..”
Apne jawab diya ke tum ek eid manate hum do eide manate hai
1) ye ayat arfat me utari yaume arafat bhi hamari eid hai
2) jume ko utari woh bhi hamari eid hai.
Ab yahan ek sawal hota he ke Deen kis par utra. Hamare Nabi par ek ayat utari woh din hamare liye Eid he aur use hum manate hai to jis din Quraan wala utara gaya us din ki to kya baat hogy? Woh to tamam eidon ki eid hai kyunki unki amad na hoti to kuchh bhi na hota.
Hadeese pak me hai Rasulullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam ne farmaya:
“Avvala ma khalaqallaho noori wa khalqa kullehim min noori”
Sabse pahele jo makhluq bani woh mera noor hai aur jisse tamam makhlooq bani woh mera noor hai.
In the books of sunan ibne maza, tabrani, almusnad, kul kutbe hadees)
Sarkar ne farmaya : Abd. Ibne Abbas rivayat karte hai
Allah ne juma ke din ko eid ka deen bana ya he is deen ko gusla karo, khushbu lagao achchhe kapde pehno. Jab sarkar se puchha gaya ki juma ko ye fazilat kyun hasil hui to farmaya ke ye Hazrat Adam alaihissalam ka yaume milad he (birth day).
Now some people also have following waswasas (these are not thought):
Why should we celebrate this now when its about 1400 years passed.
SO I will ask them why you are celebrating yaume haj which is the day of meeting between Hazrat Adam and Bibi Hawwa?
In the arkaans of Haz the main thing is this that you must present in Arafat medan on the arafa day between Asar and Magrib because Allah likes it as its the yaad of that incident till today.
Why we are doing Qurbani every year as it is the act done by Ibrahim A.S. before many years.
Why we are throwing stones on Shetan’s statues which is the remembers of Hazrat Ibrahim and Ismaeel who have done the same. Why we are rounding Safa and Marva till today as its the act done by Bibi hazra in the love of not only his child but a Nabi.
Ao all these Ibadats are ultimately the acts of Allah’s beloved and so the yaad (to remember them) and clebrating them is the Ibadat in the light of the Quraan and Ahadees.
The following Hadith is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari and many other books of Hadith with a slight change in wording. Some Hadith are brief and some are detailed. The Hadith in Sahih Bukhari is:
Translation of Hadith: Hadhrat ‘Urwah says: Thuwayba was the slave of Abu Lahab. Abu Lahab had set her free to nurse the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). After Abu Lahab died, some of his family members saw him in a dream in the worst possible state. He was asked: What did you get? Abu Lahab said: After separating from you, I never got any peace except that because of setting Thuwayba free, I am refreshed through this (his finger).
(Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Un Nikah, Vol. 2, Pg No. 764)
Hazrat Urawah revayat karte hain ke Thuwayba jo Abu Laheb ki londi thi jab wo ye khabar lekar aayee ke Aap Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam ki viladat hui to yeh sunkar Abu laheb ne usko azad kar diya. Uske marne ke baad jab uske gharwalon ne usko khwab me bahut bure haal me dekha to pu6a k kya haal hai. Usne kaha ke tumse juda hone ke baad muze ku6 bhi sukun nahi sivay iske ke Thuwayba ko azad karne ki vajah se muze is se pani diya jata he (apni ungli ko ishara karte hue jiske ishare se usne londi ko azad kiya tha)
Insaha Allah I will put the full version of English copy also here.
I again appeal and request to all my Muslim brothers to share only the knowledge they have in depth and which is authentic and do not put the Wasawasas they have in their minds on the web as this is the tool of shaytan. He wants all to be gumrah.
But Allah is with us and he has given surity that shetan can do anything but can’t gumrah to those whose are in the shelter of Allah.
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